News

Redevelopment of the Havemeyer Falls Spur Trail
Ever since Mianus River Gorge Preserve opened to the public, Havemeyer Falls has been a destination for hikers ambitious enough to put in the extra effort to visit it. Located approximately two miles from the trailhead, the beauty of Havemeyer Falls on a spring …
Bridging 70 years of wildflower monitoring to examine regional climate change
In the earliest days of the Mianus Gorge Conservation Committee, as Mianus River Gorge was originally known, the founders were fascinated with the flora and fauna they found here. They contacted biologists, botanists and other professionals to help them catalog the biodiversity of the …

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Research & Education

A Living Laboratory …

Mianus River Gorge was founded in 1953 by a group of conservationists and natural scientists who recognized the unique value of the old-growth hemlock forest and its tremendous biodiversity. The early founders protected the land as a living laboratory to develop sound land and watershed management strategies.

Land Management & Stewardship

As MRG acquires land to protect, a stewardship plan is devised to manage each parcel to either restore or maintain its health and function. As overbrowsing deer and invasive species have become major factors in the decline of native flora, MRG staff work to find effective solutions and share best practices.

Land Protection

The 22-mile Mianus River runs through the Mianus River Gorge Preserve and is part of a 42-square mile watershed, spanning five towns in two states. MRG protects the land that encompasses the Mianus River Watershed through acquisitions or gifts of land and managing conservation easements.